The short answer is, maybe. To adhere to our goal to remain unbiased, we do not assign books to be reviewed to our reviewers. We provide our reviewers with a list of books to choose from, so it is entirely up to them to decide what to review. However, we are happy to have you send us copies of your book for consideration.
NewPages lists new books primarily from independent and university publishers. We will list books from major publishing houses, particularly those non-bestseller titles most likely to be overlooked by mainstream review media.
We are particularly interested in books in the categories of fiction, literary nonfiction (such as biography, philosophy, or cultural studies), general nonfiction (art, politics, environment, women's issues, LGBT), and poetry. We also accept graphic novels, chapbooks, young adult, and children’s books.
We list new titles only—published within the current year. At the start of the new year, we will continue to accept any previous year's title until April/May, at which time we will become more fussy about it having been published in the latter half of the previous year.
If you want your book to be considered for a review, please send two copies. We need to keep one in the office to check against any review that might be submitted. Advanced Reading Copies are acceptable. Regardless of what your marketing material suggests, you do not need to send your books priority mail; save your money. We do not currently accept digital books or digital ARCs for review.
The Book Stand lists books NewPages has received for review. Visitors of this feature frequently share their appreciation for our focus on quality titles from smaller, independent publishers. This page helps readers, including librarians and booksellers, in their decision-making process for purchase of titles in an overwhelming sea of publications available.
Our Address and Bogus Requests
All materials for consideration should be sent directly to NewPages. No one other than the publisher and editors are authorized to request any materials for NewPages, and even then, no other than PO Box 1580, Bay City, MI 48706 should be used for sending materials. All materials must be sent to the post office box. Please do not use UPS or FedEx.
If you feel your book meets the guidelines mentioned above, and you would like it considered for a listing, you may send copies to:
PO Box 1580
Bay City, MI 48706
Please notify us if you receive a request for review copies on behalf of NewPages from an individual who does not have a newpageswork.com email address or from an individual who requests copies be sent to any other address.
Self-Published, Author-Published and Print On-Demand Publications
We appreciate the interest so many writers show in NewPages, and over the years there have been a growing number of self-published authors wanting to have their books listed on NewPages. NewPages will list these titles as "Received." It may take several weeks for the book to appear on the site. Please do not call or e-mail us to see if the book has been received.
If your book is self-published or printed by a POD company like iUniverse or American Star Books (formerly PublishAmerica), send only one copy if you want it listed on the Books Received/"Self-Published" page.
We seldom review self-published or author-subsidized books. Essentially, if you paid *any* money to have your book printed/"published," this applies to your book. If you are unclear about this distinction, it's best if you just send one copy.